John C. Pescatore
Mr. Pescatore has served as our Vice Chairman since April 2018, and as a director since August 2004. He previously served as our President and Chief Executive Officer from August 2004 until April 2018. Mr. Pescatore has also served as a member of our Board since August 2004. He is a seasoned telecommunications executive with particular expertise in rapidly growing companies.
Prior to his service at pdvWireless, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NeoWorld Communications. NeoWorld was founded to develop and launch a nationwide dispatch system and held spectrum in major markets throughout the United States. The company was successfully sold to Nextel Communications in 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Pescatore was Executive Vice President of Operations with Expanets, Inc., one of the fastest growing voice and data communications solutions and services companies in the United States during his tenure. He was one of the key architects in building Expanets and saw the business through enormous growth by strategic acquisitions. Prior to that, Mr. Pescatore was part of the team involved in the start-up of Nextel, where he held numerous senior leadership positions including Vice President of Operations, President of the Two-Way Radio Division, and President of the New York Area during its digital system roll-out.
Prior to Nextel, Mr. Pescatore was a consultant with Deloitte & Touche LLP. He earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from New York University and earned his certified public accountant certification.